Camellia Oil Review
An excellent protective and lubricating oil for garden tools.
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At a Glance
Camellia oil is an excellent choice for lubricating tools like pruners, loppers and shears; and for protecting carbon steel blades from picking up rust.
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Recommended: Hida Tool
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Camellia Oil Overview
Made from the seeds of the Japanese camellia (Camellia japonica) plant, camellia oil is an excellent choice for lubricating your pruners, loppers and shears. It will also protect carbon steel blades from picking up rust.
This 100%, plant based oil is non toxic and remains viscous in cold weather, so it’s easy to apply and keeps your pruners snipping smoothly throughout the year.
The 100 ml bottle will likely last the average gardener 3-5 seasons of use.
This is my primary lubricating oil for pruners, loppers, scissors etc. It’s non-toxic (compared to say, 3-in-1 oil), but unlike most vegetable oils, it doesn’t get gummy or harden in cold temperatures.
I like to put a few drops on the pivot point of cutting tools and will rub oil all over the blade to inhibit sap build-up.
I also use it as a protective oil on tools that I want to keep food safe: carbon steel knives and sickles, primarily.
The fine tip applicator is nice for applying on pruning tools, but I imagine the spray bottle would work nicely as well.
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